Urgent : Pro-junta party nominates Prayut for PM's job
Pro-junta Palang Pracharat Party has nominated three prime ministerial candidates, including junta chief Gen Prayut Chan-o-cha.
After the party executive meeting on Wednesday, party secretary general Sontirat Sontijirawong said the party will nominate Prayut, its party leader Uttama Savanayana and Deputy Prime Minister Somkid Jatusripitak as its candidates in the prime ministerial list.
They will send an invitation to the three candidates later, he said.
The current Constitution requires each party to name up to three candidates for the country’s top job – a political stipulation designed by the charter writers.
Parties have until February 8 to submit their PM candidate list to the Election Commission.
After the election, a party or a group of parties with the highest number of House seats will nominate a candidate for the premier’s job in a joint House and Senate sitting.
The House will be comprised of 500 elected members of Parliament and the Senate will be made of 250 senators handpicked by the National Council for Peace and Order.